England will host the annual u23 tournament at Lilleshall and Mo Marley has selected a strong 20 players with one Arsenal player: Carla Humphrey, who is currently on a season loan with the Doncaster Belles.

The full squad list:

Goalkeepers: Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), Elizabeth Durack (Harvard University)

Defenders: Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Molly Bartrip (Reading), Ellie Stewart (Everton), Jess Carter (Birmingham City), Millie Turner (Everton), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Elisha N’Dow (Aston Villa)

Midfielders: Jade Bailey (Chelsea), Jodie Brett (Bristol City – on loan from Chelsea), Katie Zelem (Liverpool), Beth England (Chelsea), Jess Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles)

Forwards: Rosella Ayane (Bristol City – on loan from Chelsea), Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles – on loan from Arsenal), Millie Farrow (Bristol City – on loan from Chelsea), Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City), Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton), Beth Mead (Sunderland).

England will play Norway (Thursday, 2nd June), Sweden u20s (Saturday, 4th June) and USA (Tuesday, 7th June). All the games will be played at the National Sports Centre and are open to friends, family and invited guests only.

As usual, no fans allowed, something that we are very much used to with the FA but it is quite sad as those games will be quality against excellent opposition and also there is no women domestic football at the time in England.
In term of promotion of the women’s game this quite a backward step but there is no surprise here as many England youth games get played behind closed door throughout the year. There is a double header for the England u19 team coming up soon and the FA has not communicated any information at all, while the FFF has announced the games and location already.